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Eastbound M-14 Reopens After Fiery Fatal Semi Crash

One person has died.

June 24, 2019 - 2:42 pm

ANN ARBOR (WWJ) - A stretch of M-14 in Ann Arbor has reopened after it was closed for more than 11 hours following an early morning fatal crash. 

According to Michigan State Police, the driver of a semi truck hauling auto parts lost control at around 4:30 a.m., slamming into another semi that was parked along M-14 at Barton Road next to the Huron River.

The first semi jackknifed, police said, then rolled onto its side and caught fire. First responders could not reach the driver, who died trapped in the fully engulfed rig, police said. 

The driver has not yet been identified. The driver of the other semi suffered minor injuries. 

What caused the truck driver to lose control is not known at this time.

Complicating things, police said diesel fuel leaking from the truck spilled into the river. A crew placed booms in the water to contain the fuel, and a canoe livery was closed for the day due to the spillage.

The eastbound lanes of M-14 remained closed between I-94 and Barton until shortly before 6 p.m. as police investigated and HAZMAT crews cleaned up the spill.  

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